Why God Invented The Mute Button

Suderman is against government regulation of TV commercial volume:

[T]he larger problem is the assumption this grows out of -- that government's job is to regulate every minor annoyance out the lives of its citizens. That's bad for government, because it gives it unnecessary power and distracts it from legitimate government activity. It's also worse for citizens, who develop an implicit sense that, when problems arise, the way to fix them is to beg Congress, pass a law, wait for new irritations to arise, then wash, rinse, repeat. And, in the end, I think that's far more grating and obnoxious than a little volume manipulation from advertisers on the idiot box.

Is everyone who watches Fox a little deaf? It sometimes feels that way.